working out in sickness

01 Feb 2018 46

Engagement in regular exercise undoubtedly keeps our body in excellent shape. This is because exercise and sports have huge benefits. These benefits extend their range from physical to mental.


Other than regular benefits, workouts have also helped in fending off different diseases which become apparent at the later stages of life. This workout routine is one of the reasons why so many elders are perfectly fine even in such late stages of life. The risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases and cholesterol are also kept in check due to a healthy workout routine.


While it is a wonderful idea that exercise actually helps us being in proper shape, there is one dilemma. The exercising routine no doubt helps fend off diseases. But what if you fall ill somehow in middle of your workout routines? Will you be able to still workout? Will boosting the blood circulation help the recovery or hurdle it? What to do in such a dilemma?


Unfortunately there is no one answer. This is a situation which is dependent on person as well as sickness. Some of serious ailments will require you rest plentifully. Some like common cold will be easily fended off by normal sweating or exercising.


One of most challenging things I have faced when I was sick was to determine whether I needed to move or simply lay down on my bed.


For example, in a common cold which also followed a headache and blocked nose, I wanted to just lie down. However, I got up and worked out. This made it better.


There was a second case in which I had very light fever. I worked out and ended it making it worse. As a result, I had to do my homework before writing this article. I had to research working out in sickness. Some amazing results popped up right in front on me.


First of all, before concluding anything at all, I would like to turn your attention towards two ailments which were bugging the hell out of me.




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In the first ailment, I had common cold. This can also become quite troublesome with some people. The irritating throat is one of reasons why we cannot ingest properly many types of foods. Not to mention the struggle we face while sleeping with a blocked nose.


Normally common cold like diseases can be fought off by workouts. When we workout, we sweat heavily. This leads to excretion of harmful mucus and sinus chemicals blocking your nose. You will actually feel tons better after working out. This ailment affects the portion above your neck. Your head, ears and nose with throat is at most affected.


Now I turn your attention to the ailment of fever. The fever is not to be taken lightly even if it is a mild one. The fever basically drains your body from energy. It causes nausea, body aches. This fever usually affects the area below neck. When I worked out in such condition, it backfired on me. I was unable to speed up my recovery. As I searched online, I learned that ailments which affect you below neck are to be treated with plenty of rest. Therefore, you should strive for resting and then getting back on your feet.


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Awais Ali Shah

Awais Ali Shah

An artist at heart, I use my writing skills to fuel my passion for creative expression. The blogs I write always deliver my personal touch for the topic. Other than a passionate blogger, I am also a creative fiction writer.

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